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Dean Jagger

Highest Rated:   100% King Creole (1958)
Lowest Rated:   0% Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
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An Ohio farm boy, Dean Jagger dropped out of school several times before attending Wabash College. He was a schoolteacher for several years before opting to study acting at Chicago's Lyceum Art Conservatory. By the time he made his first film in 1929, Jagger had worked in stock, vaudeville and radio. At first, Hollywood attempted to turn Jagger into a standard leading man, fitting the prematurely balding actor with a lavish wig and changing his name to Jeffrey Dean. It wasn't long before the studios realized that Jagger's true calling was as a character actor. One of his few starring roles after 1940 was as the title character in Brigham Young, Frontiersman--though top billing went to Tyrone Power, cast as a fictional Mormon follower. Jagger won an Academy Award for his sensitive performance in Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as one of General Gregory Peck's officers (and the film's narrator). Physically and vocally, Jagger would have been ideal for the role of Dwight D. Eisenhower, but he spent his career studiously avoiding that assignment. Having commenced his professional life as a teacher, Dean Jagger came full circle in 1964 when cast as Principal Albert Vane on the TV series Mr. Novak.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Evil Town
  • Dr. Schaeffer
1987
No Score Yet Gideon's Trumpet
  • Justice No. 6
1980
67% Alligator
  • Tycoon
1980
No Score Yet End of the World
  • Collins
1978
67% Game of Death
  • Dr. Land
1978
No Score Yet The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death
  • Dr. Land
1975
No Score Yet Redneck County
  • Grandather Vandiver
1975
No Score Yet The Hanged Man
  • Josiah Lowe
1974
No Score Yet I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • Bishop
1973
No Score Yet Visions of Evil
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Stranger
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Columbo: The Most Crucial Game
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet The Glass House
  • Auerbach
1972
No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell
  • Chad Harmon
1970
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter
  • Highwayman
1970
No Score Yet Smith!
  • Judge
1969
No Score Yet Day of the Evil Gun
  • Jimmy
1968
No Score Yet Firecreek
  • Whittier
1968
No Score Yet First to Fight
  • Lt. Col. Baseman
1967
No Score Yet Billy Rose's Jumbo
  • John Noble
1962
No Score Yet The Honeymoon Machine
  • Adm. Fitch
1961
No Score Yet Parrish
  • Sala Post
1961
96% Elmer Gantry
  • William L. Morgan
1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Grant Austen
1960
93% The Nun's Story
  • Dr. Van Der Mal
1959
No Score Yet The Proud Rebel
  • Harry Burleigh
1958
100% King Creole
  • Mr. Fisher
1958
100% Forty Guns
  • Sheriff Ned Logan
1957
No Score Yet Bombers B-52
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Great Man
  • Philip Carleton
1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • John W. Rogers
1956
No Score Yet X: The Unknown
  • Dr. Adam Royston
1956
No Score Yet On The Threshold Of Space
  • Dr. Hugo Thornton
1956
97% Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Tim Horn
1955
No Score Yet It's a Dog's Life
  • Mr. Wyndham
1955
No Score Yet Private Hell 36
  • Capt. Michaels
1954
100% Executive Suite
  • Jesse W. Grimm
1954
77% White Christmas
  • Gen. Waverly
1954
33% The Robe
  • Justus
1953
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees
  • Phil Baxter
1952
60% My Son John
  • Dan Jefferson
1952
No Score Yet Warpath
  • Sam Quade
1951
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • Yancy
1951
No Score Yet Denver & Rio Grande
  • General William J.
1951
No Score Yet Dark City
  • Captain Garvey
1950
No Score Yet Sierra
  • Jeff Hassard
1950
96% Twelve O'Clock High
  • Major Harvey Stovall
1949
No Score Yet C-Man
  • Cliff Holden
1949
100% Pursued
  • Grant
1947
No Score Yet Driftwood
  • Dr. Steve Webster
1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny
  • Kevin Connors
1946
No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square (A Yank in London)
  • Sgt. John Patterson
1945
No Score Yet Betrayed
  • Paul Baxter
1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Rodion
1943
No Score Yet The Omaha Trail
  • 'Pipestone' Ross
1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun
  • Jim Sawyer
1942
80% Western Union
  • Edward Creighton
1941
No Score Yet Brigham Young
  • Brigham Young
1940
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time
  • Charlie
1938
No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai
  • Fred Sears
1937
No Score Yet Escape by Night
  • James 'Capper' Regan
1937
0% Revolt of the Zombies
  • Armand Louque
1936
No Score Yet 13 Hours by Air (Thirteen Hours by Air)
  • Hap Waller
1936
No Score Yet The Cowboy Creed
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark
  • Tops Harmon
1935
100% Whoopee
  • Deputy
1930

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Ed Lindsay
  • 1961
  • 1960

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